Product Liability

When manufactured products manifest in injury, you may be entitled to compensation.

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Product Liability Attorneys in Erie, PA

Every day we use products that have been mass-produced.  From hairspray to heavy equipment, we are in constant contact with items that we hope will make our lives simpler and more productive. But sometimes those products are dangerous, and cause injuries, even when they are being used as intended by the manufacturer. When they do, the law provides certain rights. At Elderkin Law Firm in Erie, we handle a whole variety of product liability cases.

Contact our law firm if you if you have been injured as the result of defects in any of the following products:

  • Motor vehicles

  • Drugs such as Vioxx and Phen-Phen

  • Lawn and garden equipment

  • Heavy machinery such as tractors, bulldozers, and cranes

  • Medical devices such as stents, pacemakers, joint replacements

  • Farm equipment

  • Industrial machinery used on assembly lines

  • Recreational vehicles such as JetSkis, ATVs, and motorboats

Whether your injuries were caused by a consumer product or a complicated piece of machinery, there's no case too complicated for our experienced attorneys to handle. If a defective product has caused you or a loved one an injury or a wrongful death, our personal injury attorneys will help you receive the compensation you deserve to put your lives back together. Call our Erie, PA offices at 814-456-4000, send us an email at, or fill out one of the contact forms. Talk to us, we can help. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is responsible when a product causes an injury?

It could be anybody involved in the manufacture, distribution or sale of the product.


Because of the way we do business in today's complex society, there is often a big disconnect between the manufacturer of the product and the person who ultimately uses it. Long gone are the days when you bought products directly from the people who made them. And most products we use are mass-produced, meaning they are manufactured in bulk for use by thousands -- or even millions -- of people across the country, or even across the world. And many of them are not even made in this country, or even this part of the world.  In today's world, a product may be manufactured in China, sold to a Japanese entrepreneur who, in turn, markets the product to American wholesalers, who then sell it to a retailer (say, your local department store).  Finally, that retailer sells the product to you, the retail customer. In that case, you have at least three or four different parties who are involved in the chain of getting that product from manufacture into your hands. Pennsylvania law provides that, generally speaking, everyone who is in that chain of manufacture and distribution, from the manufacturer (or even a component part maker, sometimes) to the retailer who sells it to you, is responsible for that product in the condition that it reaches you. If that product reaches you lacking any element necessary to make it safe for its intended use, and as a result, causes you personal injury, you may recover for the damages and losses that you sustain.


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